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MSG'S PLAYOFF TICKET POLICY FOR KNICKS/RANGERS CRITICIZED
Published March 29, 1995
MSG's new playoff ticket payment plan is the "most onerous playoff ticket deal in the long history of the Garden," writes Phil Mushnick in this morning's N.Y. POST. The ITT/Cablevision ownership is now asking for an earlier full payment from season ticket holders for playoff tickets to the Rangers and the Knicks. MSG says it is billing "extra early as a service to fans; to avoid long lines at the box office ... How considerate." Mushnick says MSG should return money for unused playoff tickets, or apply the money to next year's tickets with the "appropriate bank interest attached; months worth of interest the Garden will pocket." In other Garden news, the MSG Network has notified their affiliates there will be no rebate for the 35 lost Ranger games due to the NHL work stoppage. Earlier, MSG Network President Doug Moss "promised cable systems and, by extension, their subscribers, a rebate based on the loss" of the games. Moss has since left the network. Mushnick writes, "We don't know enough about ITT, but we do know that an abused consumer has long been Cablevision's idea of a job well done" (Phil Mushnick, N.Y. POST, 3/29).